In defense of the wild oceans:

To begin I would like to say to all, get off Paul Watson’s back about Antarctica, and concentrate on the important issues. Like the action they are running in Canada.  It’s called: Operation Virus Hunter ( www.seashepherd.org/virus-hunter/ ).

I have known Paul over 40 years, and without him, we’d all be shit out of luck. Even Greenpeace wouldn’t be around. Who stood in front of that Icebreaker???? Oh yeah, Greenpeace’s Bob Hunter and a crewmember???  Who?

Many of us followed… and I would still rather take orders from him then anyone I know. His somewhat absurd tactics over the years have gotten you eco-critics where you are today.  Jobs.  As I am sure he has pointed out, it’s tough to compete with governments and corporations over the long term. I am releasing a film on this very issue: www.confessionsfilm.com .  I have differences with Paul but…

I always say that if you stand up for what you believe, you get thumped sooner or later. Paul got thumped bigtime, but he is still running the most active eco group going. I have recently moved in another direction, some say down… but I continue to support his drive and conviction. Most of you couch potatoes and social media geeks could not stand a minute in his shoes. The man is good, but he is a man. If you’ve got a problem about going to Antarctica, you go. Call me when you leave.

Protesters gather at the Marine Harvest fish farm on Swanson Island, near Alert Bay, B.C., in a handout photo from the Facebook page Swanson Occupation.  Ernest Alfred, 36, sitting cross-legged on the right wearing a cedar bark neck ring, sits with other traditional leaders from neighbouring villages. (The Canadian Press/HO-Facebook-Swanson Occupation)

Protesters gather at the Marine Harvest fish farm on Swanson Island, near Alert Bay, B.C., in a handout photo from the Facebook page Swanson Occupation.  Ernest Alfred, 36, sitting cross-legged on the right wearing a cedar bark neck ring, sits with other traditional leaders from neighbouring villages. (The Canadian Press/HO-Facebook-Swanson Occupation)

Alex Morton, the Namgis, Tlowitsis, and Mamalilikulla First Nations people fight for wild salmon TODAY and this is the real story in this world. The introduction of salmon farms in the Northeast is important. Really big and something that you can do something about.!!!

Stop buying the stuff, its carp, really . Eat the wrapper instead, it’s probably more nutritious. Now I’m no scientist, and I don’t play one on TV, but if you live in your own shit, you don’t taste good.

Now back to the issue: The rightful owners now occupy the farm and I understand the government views it as a mere property dispute. If so, where I live, you serve an eviction notice. You evict. If it were my property a corporation put a pig farm on, I’d get rid of it pretty quick, and make sure they stay out. In America this a a property dispute… maybe whack the fish, and drag the farm to Vancouver. Show the sushi eaters what they are eating.  Time to draw the line and get the farms out NOW and for the FUTURE.

That’s what the tribes seem to be demanding, deserve,  and hell, they have territorial rights!  I’m all in, and I hope you will make their plight known. Spread the word they need helpFind out about farmed fish ( www.alexandramorton.ca )  and follow Dr. Alex Morton. She is a hero that deserves your support.

If you have a boat in the area, give more then moral support. In the past when my ass was on the line, I always liked an audience. The bigger the better.

Wild salmon are the culture, livelihood and lifeblood of the north pacific eco systems. The First Nations are on the frontlines. It is time to support those on the front lines.

I love it when a plan comes together… Other then that, I wish I was there

Peter Jay Brown